The Resource The effects of altruism education on middle school students{u2019} attitudes toward Victims of bullying and intent to prosocially intervene, Amy Leigh Poindexter

The effects of altruism education on middle school students{u2019} attitudes toward Victims of bullying and intent to prosocially intervene, Amy Leigh Poindexter

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The effects of altruism education on middle school students{u2019} attitudes toward Victims of bullying and intent to prosocially intervene
Title
The effects of altruism education on middle school students{u2019} attitudes toward Victims of bullying and intent to prosocially intervene
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Amy Leigh Poindexter
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Language
eng
Summary
Bullying among young people is a problem that affects communities throughout the world. Its negative effects can be both immediate and long-term, for both the victims and the perpetrators. Despite increased attention to bullying-related issues in recent years (in research and in the general public), as well as an increase in school-based awareness/prevention programs, considerable discrepancies in the related research remain. What has become clear is that the majority of traditional bullying among young people occurs at or near schools, and most often occurs within the presence of bystander-peers (i.e., those students who are present but are neither the perpetrators nor the victims). Some research has shown that teaching people about the reasons why bystanders do not step in to prosocially intervene in bullying situations can increase the chances that they will subsequently step in to help. The present study sought to expand on this research by examining the effects of a brief altruism education intervention on middle school students{u2019} pro-victim attitudes toward victims of bullying and prosocial behavioral intent to intervene in bullying situations (both immediately following the intervention and at 8-week follow-up assessment). A MANCOVA analysis was utilized to examine two hypotheses and two research questions with a sample of 154 eighth-grade students from four mid-western middle schools. Overall, study results were not found to support the hypotheses. Specifically, the intervention was not found to increase either students' pro-victim attitudes or students' prosocial behavioral intentions, neither immediately following the intervention (Hypotheses 1a & 2a, respectively) nor in the long-term (Hypotheses 1b & 2b, respectively). Study results did suggest a significant sex difference, such that boys' showed greater pro-victim attitudes at posttest 1. The lack of significant findings points to a continued need for examination of time- and cost-effective interventions designed to increase students{u2019} prosocial attitudes and behavioral intentions related to bullying. Suggestions for addressing the present study{u2019}s limitations in future research were discussed, including utilizing the present measures with additional samples and/or developing/utilizing different measures of pro-victim attitudes and prosocial behavioral intentions
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UMK
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1980-
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Poindexter, Amy Leigh
Degree
Ph.D.
Dissertation note
(School of Education).
Dissertation year
2014.
Granting institution
University of Missouri-Kansas City,
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
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1957-
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Brown, Chrisanthia
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  • Bullying in schools
  • Altruism
  • Middle school students
Label
The effects of altruism education on middle school students{u2019} attitudes toward Victims of bullying and intent to prosocially intervene, Amy Leigh Poindexter
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Publication
Note
  • "A dissertation in Counseling Psychology."
  • Advisor: Chrisanthia Brown
  • Vita
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 115-119)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Literature review -- Methodology -- Results -- Discussion -- Appendix A. revised pro-victim scale -- Appendix B. Social problem-solving strategy questionnaire -- Appendix C. General self-efficacy scale -- Appendix D. Demographic form -- Appendix E. Manipulation check -- Appendix F. Altruism education intervention lecture outline -- Appendix G. Control group "dummy" intervention lecture -- Appendix H. Letters of permission solicitation scripts -- Appendix I. Teacher/participation solicitation scripts -- Appendix J. Parental permission letters -- Appendix K. Student assent forms
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949794061
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (120 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Level of compression
mixed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)949794061
System details
  • The full text of the dissertation is available as an Adobe Acrobat .pdf file; Adobe Acrobat Reader required to view the file
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The effects of altruism education on middle school students{u2019} attitudes toward Victims of bullying and intent to prosocially intervene, Amy Leigh Poindexter
Publication
Note
  • "A dissertation in Counseling Psychology."
  • Advisor: Chrisanthia Brown
  • Vita
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 115-119)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Literature review -- Methodology -- Results -- Discussion -- Appendix A. revised pro-victim scale -- Appendix B. Social problem-solving strategy questionnaire -- Appendix C. General self-efficacy scale -- Appendix D. Demographic form -- Appendix E. Manipulation check -- Appendix F. Altruism education intervention lecture outline -- Appendix G. Control group "dummy" intervention lecture -- Appendix H. Letters of permission solicitation scripts -- Appendix I. Teacher/participation solicitation scripts -- Appendix J. Parental permission letters -- Appendix K. Student assent forms
Control code
949794061
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (120 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Level of compression
mixed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)949794061
System details
  • The full text of the dissertation is available as an Adobe Acrobat .pdf file; Adobe Acrobat Reader required to view the file
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web

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